The Caligula Effect: Overdose Announced for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC by NIS America

The Caligula Effect switches western publisher to NIS America with its grown-up home console (and PC) port The Caligula Effect: Overdose.

Today NIS America is continuing its broadside of announcements to celebrate Anime Expo, and they revealed the western localization of Caligula Overdose, which will be titled in the west The Caligula Effect: Overdose.

The game will lose the PS4 exclusivity it had in Japan and is going to receive a Switch and a PC port in the west. All platforms are coming in 2019.

This announcement is actually slightly surprising considering that the original game The Caligula Effect for PS Vita was localized and published in the west by Atlus USA. This publisher switch for what is basically an enhanced port is rather rare in the industry.

If you’re unfamiliar with the game or would like to know about the new features and improvements, you can check out an official description and bullet points directly from the press release below.

About the game:

Mobius. An idyllic world that exists for the sake of letting people forget about the pain and problems of reality. In this world created by a sentient vocaloid program, u (Mu), reality and fantasy has become blurred, allowing people to relive their high school years in bliss. Yet in this seemingly beautiful and perfect world, something is amiss.
Escape from this false paradise with your fellow students and return to reality in The Caligula Effect: Overdose!

Key Features:

  • An Overdose of New Features – The Caligula Effect: Overdose boasts enhanced visuals and gameplay! Explore new scenarios, endings, and the “Forbidden Musician Route” while escaping the virtual world of Mobius.
  • The New Faces of Kishimai High – Play as the newly added female protagonist! Plus, meet two new members of the Go-Home Club, who each have their own new Ostinato Musician to face.
  • Use the Imaginary Chain! – Turn-based battle meets exhilarating action in this refined JRPG battle system! Develop a flawless strategy after using the Imaginary Chain to predict what your enemies will do next!
  • Unite and Escape – Sometimes, it’s hard to go it alone. Befriend over 500 other students in this imaginary paradise to improve your skills in battle and ultimately return to reality.

If you want to know more about the game, you can read our full review of the original PS Vita version. While the port adds some features, it’s still a good look at what it has to offer. You can also watch a trailer from Japan.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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